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straight ahead, two breaking stories. four people stabbed in college park and another deadly pedestrian accident on a local highway. good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it is 6:00 on this tuesday, october 12. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. great to have you joining us on this tuesday. lisa baden has the latest on the
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traffic situation, but if we start with adam caskey. the weather is like summer. >> high temperatures in low 80's today. not as warm as yesterday. tomorrow, back to normal, like fall with highs in the upper 50s. we have a few stray showers right now from glen burnie east across the bay. annapolis could get clipped early this morning. partly cloudy and mileage otherwise. 65 at reagan national, low 80's is the forecast for today, partly cloudy. isolated storms later this afternoon. noticeably cooler tomorrow morning with temperatures in the upper 40's, low 50's. tomorrow will be average, a great debt. of waldorf there's a crash before you get to the split in
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brandywine. just happened. newschopper 7 is flying over laurel, maryland. baltimore washington parkway, a steady stream of traffic in the headlights and the north. no problems to report from 197 to the beltway. back to you. >> thank you. 6:02. four people stabbed after an altercation in prince william county. brianne carter is live on the scene with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. police tell us the altercation started at the thursday turkel in college park, a local bar and and it spilled outside. four men were stabbed, ranging in ages from 19 to 23. this happened in the early hours this morning. suffered stabof them
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wounds and transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. one victim was stabbed in the face and the arm. there are no arrests. it's an ongoing investigation. brianne carter reporting from college park. more breaking news. this time from gaithersburg. maryland state police say that the pedestrian was struck and killed around midnight on interstate 270 near montgomery village avenue. she was struck by a car by a car and then and out of service metrobus. the driver stayed at the scene. we don't know why the woman was on the right leg. transportation secretary ray
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lahood will headline an event aimed at reducing pedestrian accidents, following several recent incidents in our area. friday a woman ensiled or hit on georgia avenue in silver spring. yesterday a teenager was hurt after being hit by a gaithersburg police officer. on sunday two people died after being struck in north bethesda. attack alert near tysons corner for the beltway drivers. more headaches. the ramp to 495 north will be shut down starting today. >> good morning. expect to spend more time in your car traveling through tysons starting today. the warning signs are flashing. drivers are guided to the detour. expect backups on the beltway as well as route 123.
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more construction is coming to tysons and that means more headaches in an area already clogged with cars during the morning and evening rush. >> it will be worse. >> the ramp to 495 north at cambridge road will close two years. that means a change of traffic pattern. estimate a left turn at this light traveling north on 123 to get onto the beltway. >> i plan to leave earlier or take another route. >> and 20 minutes to your commute. >> i am not looking so to this. not much i can do about its. >> the crews will demolish the bridge over 123 and that will happen next weekend. lots of changes to brace for. back to you. >> thank you. knew this morning,
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investigators tried to figure out what started a fire at northeast d.c. garage that broke out around 3:00 a.m. in the 4600 block of nash. a car fire extended to building and several nearby cars. the fire has been put out and no one injured. the movie transformers 3 is being filmed in d.c. and yesterday realize crash took place in the filming. . a marked police cruiser responding to emergency struck a yacht chevy camaro. it happened at third street in maryland in southwest. some witnesses wondered why the police vehicle entered the filming. . >> it did not make sense why a police car would be racing through a movie scene that is not part of the movie. >> you see the street blocked off and you wonder why he came through the area speeding. >> the officer was responding to a call and took the most direct route.
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the yellow car, the man was not hurt. the police officer with taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. a local man charged in the fort hood deadly shooting spree will be added during today that begins in a few hours. nidal hasan is accused of killing 13 and shooting 32 others on that texas army post last november. the article 32 hearing will determine whether there's enough evidence for trial. he grew up in this area and worked at walter reed. a former marine charts with raping a woman and tried to attack another goes on trial today. jorge torrez abducted a woman from arlington in february and raped the woman. he's also accused of another attack in arlington. still ahead, a history making medical product. for the first time ever, testing stem cell treatments on human patients. brett favre refuses to
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answer questions about a sex scandal after last night's loss to new york's. traffic and weather every
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captioned by the national captioning institute on this tuesday morning, 6:10. mild temperatures. this afternoon it will not be as warm as yesterday. well above average. there's a cooling trend beginning right now. 65 at reagan national, 58 in
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winchester, cumberland, 55. should be closer to 50 degrees right now and upper 40's in the outlying areas. and is will we should be tomorrow at this time. a lot of sunshine anticipated today with scattered clouds and a few isolated thunderstorms. 83 is the high temperature locally and south of town. upper 70's father to the north and west. sunshine tomorrow with temperatures close to 50 in the morning and highs in the upper 60's. 270 southbound there's a crash close to shady grove road. hard to discern from the camera if any lanes are blocked. a motorcycle crash in the area.
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270 southbound near shady grove road. at falls road it looks like there's activity left shoulder. that is. is. heavy volume of germantown. back to you. >> thank you. the san francisco giants sports news coming up, but first, and the minnesota vikings came up short lead in their game on monday night football against the jets. brett favre threw an interception that was returned for touchdowns. after the game the vikings quarterback got questions from the media as long as they did not relate to accusations that brett favre sent graphic pictures to a female jets employee. >> that is between me and my teammates. >> is the allegation true? >> if you want to talk about
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football, and would love to. would love to. >> espn reported that he apologized to his teammates for becoming a distraction but has not apologized for any particular issue. >> bobby cox is a total of the dugout and waving to the crowd. >> the giants to to their camps to the braves coaching legend. san francisco faces philadelphia for a spot in the world series now. on this tuesday morning. >> there's a new market for apple's ipads. >> 33 trapped miners may have just spent their last night underground.
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an update on breaking news. investigators are looking for suspects in a quadruple stabbing in college park. 4 men were stabbed after a site of some of the cornerstone grill. non-life threatening. no word on what led to the stabbing. the ramp from route 1232 tuesday 495 north is closed. drivers will have to turn left at a light to get to the outer loop of the beltway. in effect up to 24 months.
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north carolina police are passing down on stories given by the father and stepmother of a missing 10-year-old. it reported the girl missing on saturday. dogs detected the smell of human remains on cars that belongs to that couple. the rescue capsule is ready and the final tests have been done. tomorrow morning rescuers should begin bringing up the 33 trapped chilean miners who have been underground two months. pamela brown has latest -- emily schmidt has the latest. >> tomorrow we may get the first glimpses of the minors as they emerge for the first time since august 5. all that is standing between them and a successful rescue is a 2000-foot journey straight up. we are getting signs of optimism from some of the officials
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there. there was a statement that today a the miners sleep together for last night. the rescue capsule did not even listen dust along the way during the test. and as the result is they're looking for. they will be in the capsule 20 minutes. they will wear an oxygen mask while their heartbeat and body temperature are monitored by rescuers. they will be flown to hospital and the bids are prepared for them. computers have their medical records already loaded. -- hospital beds are prepared. they have asked for a cheap polish and shampoo to look their best when reunited with their families for the first time in more and two months. -- shoe polish. back to you. >> thank you. three weeks before the midterm elections, president
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obama is trying to energize young people. today the president will hold a moving america forward to on hold -- a move america forward town hall at george washington university. he will take questions. in the maryland governor's race, a tense debate, economic issues took center stage as governor o'malley and a former republican bob ehrlich faced off -- former republican gov. bob ehrlich. >> we have not created one new job in the state. >> the truth is we have created over 33,000 new job . >> other issues that came up during the debate where education and taxes. turning to the "money scope report." the new market for the apple ipad and wall street bracing. those stories and more. >> we begin with pay on wall
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street on record for a second straight year. the wall street journal reports the top financial firms will pay 4% more than last year. california is selling 24 government buildings for $2.3 billion college will go to the general fund and to pay off bonds. google agreed to invest $200 million in an offshore wind project to funnel electricity to windfarms off the eastern seaboard. walmart will start selling the apple ipad on friday. it will sell its for the apple suggested price. i am vinita nair. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes.
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>> unseasonably warm for mid october. let's check with adam caskey. >> yesterday it was hot for october. the average is 69. the record high temperature is 89 for today. today will be cooler than yesterday because of the cold front that is dropping down from pennsylvania. it will be even cooler tomorrow. it is 65 bad reagan national. winchester, 57. frederick and gaithersburg both at 59 degrees. most of the action this morning was in pennsylvania and parts of new york with thunderstorms. no. anne arundel county still has a sprinkle the auspices. otherwise, partly cloudy conditions. there's a cold front off to our
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north. the cold front will be dropping south threw out the morning and midday. that will decrease temperatures and low 80's for high temperatures locally. a little cooler north and west of the metro area, upper 70's for the afternoon. isolated thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. tomorrow we start the day near 50, high-temperature in the upper 50s, we should be. 66, 95, 395, marching along. tuesday morning. metrorail reporting normal service system wide. single problems may cost you extra time on the kamdesh online on marc rail. -- camden line. there's a motorcycle crash
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after shady grove road. everybody's standing upright on the left shoulder. this is 270 southbound. all lanes have been opened. back to you. >> thank you. 6:21. 64 degrees. a medical miracle in the making. we are talking about the first time ever stem cell treatment being tested on human subjects. today on "oprah," after 40 years, the "love story" reunion of allie mcgraw and ryan o'neal, today at 4:00 on abc 7.
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welcome back. it is being called a landmark medical event. >> they've begun testing avionics stem cell treatment on a patient with spinal cord injuries. this is the first time this has been used on a human. it will take place in atlanta. the study will examine the safety of the treatment and how weell the person will tolerate it. >> leaving behind the days of using pills to treat symptoms and entering a new era where we are using living human cells. >> the treatment is still a long way from approval and marketing.
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the ethical debate over stem cell research continues. still another 30 minutes ahead. "dancing with the stars" on latin night, which stars were the favorites of the judges. >> in tysons be prepared to spend little extra time. i will tell you why, coming up. >> adam caskey, 88 was the high temperature yesterday. low 80s today. cooling off t
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i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland's in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget honestly. grow small businesses, really. excellent schools everywhere. protect the bay, finally. it's why i'm running -- to make the state we love not just good, but great. now let's get down to work.
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>> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> it will definitely be terrible. the traffic nightmare at tyson's corner? well, it is about to get worse. just what we need.
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good morning, washington. it is tuesday morning, october 12. i'm alison starling. >> i'm scott thuman. we begin with traffic and weather. adam caskey is here to tell us about the warm-up and how we need be able to hold onto it for a little longer. >> we would get to pamela brown soon. in alexandra, 62. barnesville, 57. fairfax station, 57. hyattsville, 63. our temperatures will drop today because of a cold front. still well above average. arlington at 62. hunting town, 58. cloudy.ow 80's, partly mostly clear tonight, noticeably cooler when you step outside tomorrow morning. tomorrow afternoon, fall-like.
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finally, back to fall-like weather. by thursday, even cooler. moving into friday with the best chance of rain, thursday into early friday morning. let's go to lisa baden with the commute. >> ok, 95, 395, 66, all pretty decent. the dulles toll road, there was a crash eastbound before the beltway, on the right side of the highway. if you are out of reston, now you have this added distraction and complication. the motorcycle crash on 270 southbound, off to the shoulder. traffic is congested but moving nonetheless. back to the news desk. we begin with breaking news this morning. at least four people stabbed in prince george's county.
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brianne carter has the latest from the investigation this morning. what can you tell us? >> according to authorities, the altercation began inside a local bar here in college park. i want to take you to some video that happened at the scene in the early hours of the morning. four men were stabbed, 2-19 year-old -- to 19-year-old, all were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. according to the "washington post," three of those males are students at the university of maryland. police are telling us there are no suspects and no arrests have been made. they're trying to piece together what exactly what happened here in college park. the investigation is ongoing, but certainly a violent night with four men stabbed in the early hours of the morning. brianne carter, abc 7 news.
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other breaking news, a deadly pedestrian accident in gaithersburg. a woman was walking south on i- 270 near montgomery village avenue when she was struck by car and a metrobus. she died at the scene. investigators do not know what she was doing on the highway in the first place. a traffic alert for drivers in tysons corner. things have to get worse before they get better. >> the biggest headache we are talking about today, a ramp closure that cut off access to 495 north from 123. pamela brown is live talking about what this means. >> good morning. i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but these changes will create a bigger headache for drivers. officials say you should add an extra 20 minutes on to your commute if you're traveling through tysons in the morning
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and evening rush. that is because crews had to shut down the ramp to get on to 495 north from 123. this is all for preparation for the demolition of the bridge over route 123. crews have been busy setting up the torch and finishing touches on new ramps to get onto the beltway. -- setting up detours and finishing touches on the new ramps to get onto the beltway. compounding the situation, there's construction going on with the extension, the metro rail extension out to dulles. anticipate sitting in your car if you're traveling through tysons, or find a different route. >> pamela, thank you very much. police are investigating a real-life crash that happened on the set of transformers. a police cruiser responding to an emergency crashed into a
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yellow camaro while a film -- while a scene was being filmed. the police officer was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. nearly a year after the deadly rampage at fort hood, the man charged will face his accusers in just a few hours. major nidal hassan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others at the texas army post last november. family members of the victims plan to attend the article 32 hearing which will determine whether there is enough evidence to go to trial. >> i am glad that we are finally to this point because the process needs to continue. >> he grew up in this area, working at walter reed before being transferred to fort hood. and bond review hearing is set today for a man in a murder- for-hire plot.
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richard boyd jr. offered an acquaintance money to kill his wife. he was going through a divorce and police say he was concerned about the outcome. president obama will visit both george washington university to try to energize young voters. he will hold a moving america forward tom hall at the university's marvin center tonight. he will take questions -- town hall at the university's marvin center tonight. pedestrian safety will be the focus of an event featuring transportation secretary ray lead. today's event follows a number of accidents in recent days. on friday, a woman and child were hit on georgia avenue in silver spring. yesterday a teenager was hurt after being hit by a gaithersburg police officer. the most serious was on sunday when two people were killed on rockville pike in north bethesda. it is 6:36 now on this tuesday morning. 64 degrees.
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still ahead, it was all about passion on the dance floor. who had it and who might be heading home. >> plus, the light at the end of the tunnel for the 33 miners trapped underground. >> we will be right back.
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hi, my name is matt evans and i am here at the national zoo. i'm here with my buddy, a giant tortoise. good morning, washington. slow and steady wins the race. >> 6:40 and time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes. >> let's check with adam to see how long the warm summer-like weather will stick around. >> high temperatures will be cooler than yesterday, but still relatively warm, in the high 80's. take a look at our temperatures right now. tuesday morning starting at 6:00 a.m.. 65 in the district. hagerstown is 57. cumberland, a little bit colder at 55. but we should be in the upper 40's in the outlying areas, and that is where we will be at this time tomorrow. we will be 10 to 15 degrees
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cooler tomorrow morning that what we have right now. this afternoon, partly cloudy with the chance of a late-day storm. highs in the low 80's. it looks like upper 70's north and west of town, in martinsburg, hagerstown, cumberland. that is still above average. tomorrow, back to where we should be this time of year. a lot of sunshine, back in the upper 60's. a fantastic fall-like day. >> the entrance escalators at the wheaton metro are out of service. keep in mind if you are there to catch a red line train, you may want to do something else of that will affect you. the entrance escalators at the wheaton metro. live at tysons with the tedious crash. this is the dulles toll road eastbound, after the toll plaza but before the beltway. notice all the traffic funneling to the left to get
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past this multi-car wreck. your time now is 6:41. >> coming up, like democratic women to the most volatile during the midterm election. >> 33 miners have to spend their during the midterm election. >> 33 miners have to spend their last woman 1 sync: i knew what bob ehrlich did as governor. man 1 sync: raised my property taxes 60 percent. woman 2 sync: let utilities hike our rates 72 percent. woman 1 sync: but i didn't know what he's done since he got fired as governor. man 2: ehrlich's raked in millions. man 3: he worked for a wall street bank that took 10 billion dollars from the bailout. woman 3: 10 billion of our money. woman 4: our money. woman 5 sync: and he worked for another bank that collapsed. man 4: costing tax payers 17 million. anncr: tell bob ehrlich big banks don't need help. middle class marylanders do.
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bob ehrlich says he wants to fix maryland. but he increased state spending by record amounts. ehrlich raised $3 billion in taxes and fees... including property taxes... and a 40% increase in college tuition. and now he's made over $1 billion in new promises... with no plans to pay for them... except for cutting education. cuts that will lay off teachers and increase class sizes. that's not a budget. and bob ehrlich's not the kind of leader... we can trust.
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welcome back. today is expected to be the last day the trapped miners in chilly it would have to remain underground. the rescue capsule is -- in chile will have to remain underground. the rescue effort should start to bring the men to the surface as early as tomorrow morning.
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>> after more than two months watching chile's 33 trapped miners, families are gathering now that a face-to-face reunion is under way. carrying bags of sand all but 40 feet to the depth of the minors. >> these steps have been very successful. >> the trip will not be easy. the men will be in a castle only slightly larger than a basketball hoop. they will wear an oxygen mask while their heartbeat and body temperature are monitored. the drill that reach the men over the weekend was given a hero's fell well-fare well as it was pulled from the mine. >> the real hero is the guy best kept them alive on very little food. >> the miners requested shampoo
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and shoe polish so they can look their best when reunited for their families -- with their families for the first time since august 5. thank you, and ballet. checking news around the region, more controversy brewing in arlington national cemetery. "the washington post" reports family members and veterans groups are upset over plans to match the words "operation new dawn" on the headstones. after months of delays, metro is on the verge of cutting the price of smart ship cards from $5 to $2.50. you still have to pay a minimum of $5 for a new card, but it would come pre loaded with card value. riders can now use smart trip cards or credit cards to pay for their rights.
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a third in a series of town hall meetings this evening at a middle school in southeast d.c. defeated mayor adrian fenty-he defeated mayor adrian fenty and last month's primary. who could face the biggest losses in the midterm elections? >> we are talking about women and not just from one party. >> this is an interesting trend. there has been a lot of talk about the, grizzlies, the women on the republican tickets that are endorsed by sarah palin. fully one quarter of democratic house women are in close races, very vulnerable. in the senate there are three women that came in in 1992. after andy hill, clarence thomas, their controversy, three female senators are at risk of losing. there could be a real white out of democratic women, to be away
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at the generation that came in. >> is there any way to gauge what the impact would be politically, it even culturally, if this happens? >> there could be some fallout in terms of the culture of capitol hill. every election for the past 100 years since women got the right to vote, has seen more and more women in congress. this will be a reverse of that trend, a net loss of women in congress, meaning there could be no more women in chairmanship's. nancy pelosi has had a big impact on women's politics, putting breastfeeding rooms in the house, banning smoking, putting traditional food in the house cafeteria. there is a fear among democratic women that some of these cultural changes and gender differences would get wiped out if there are heavy losses on the democratic side. >> interesting, marty. thank you very much. good to see you today. time for traffic and weather every 10 minutes.
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let's go to adam caskey. a nice warm day before the trend goes away for good. >> they are limited in october. yesterday looks like the end of our really warm days at least for now. the temperatures will tumble. here's a look live from chesapeake beach east. the sun is getting ready to pop up over the horizon. some-clouds. temperatures for the most parts got some high, -- some high thin clouds. by this time tomorrow we should be back to where we should be, mid 50's, near 40 in the outlying areas. culpeper and frederick at 59. let's get a view of what is going on outside. most of the action overnight and in the morning, showers and thunderstorms.
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there is a cold front in pennsylvania, and that will dive software later this morning and midday. that will begin our cooling trend. the upper-level weather pattern will ship as well, putting us in cooler air over the next couple of days. a warm day, but not as warm as we had yesterday. one thing i want to point out, we still have the chance of a few isolated thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening. a few blips on the radar screen potentially. later this afternoon and early evening. otherwise, partly cloudy skies. as a new storm system develops, gray skies and areas of rain off and on throughout the day, other 60's tomorrow with a lot of sunshine. los xt's by thursday into the weekend, clearing out, -- low 60's by thursday into the weekend, clearing out with lots of sunshine. that is your forecast. now let's go to lisa. >> very focused this morning
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because it has been busy for a tuesday. let's go live to news chopper 7. they have been flying over traffic on the dulles toll road eastbound. notice, traffic is only consolidated to the far right lane. initially it is getting through after the toll plaza to get to the beltway, but look at that the layout of reston. that will take you a long time. go to 395 northbound with an accident after we broke. there is, right after the exit for leave road, notice the accident on the main line. [ female announcer ] this is wendy. wendy is a big fan of aetna mobile.
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imagine, a car that can drive you home. this car has been tested on some of the busiest freeways in the country. it is now 6:54. investigators are searching for the person or persons responsible for a quadruple stabbing in college park. police say four men were stabbed after a fight outside the cornerstone grow. they are said to have non-life- threatening injuries, and there is no word what led to the stabbing. a heads up for drivers at tyson's corner. the ramp for 123 from the beltway is now closed.
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this pattern is expected to be in place now for the next 18 to 24 months. the man accused of going on a shooting spree at fort hood, texas, last november, will face his accusers today. mid june the dow -- major nidal has signed will see if there is enough -- latin night on "dancing with the stars," sparks flew. >> there is jennifer grey and her partner there. the judges' favorite got the perfect tan for the first time in the season. find out who goes home during the results show tonight at 9:00 right here on abc 7.
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>> our good friend lisa baden faces "a terrible mess," sometimes when she gives the trafford report. >> along the dulles toll road and 395 -- let's start with 395 doors down. an accident at glebe road was blocking traffic. news chopper 7 was checking the back up, which was indeed intense. adam caskey? >> another one day, not as warm as yesterday, but still mild. tomorrow, a great fall day with a lot of sunshine. highs in the upper 60's after a morning temperatures in the 40's, near 50. cooler temperatures, low 60's thursday through saturday. gusty on friday.
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that will do it for us. more news at 7:26. >> "good morning america" is next.
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